Australian Open 2021: Simona Halep admits ‘little bit damaging’ in Serena Williams defeat

Australian Open 2021: Simona Halep admits ‘little bit damaging’ in Serena Williams defeat

Simona Halep got here up in opposition to a formidable and centered Serena Williams on Rod Laver and was unable to match her within the baseline rallies, crashing out within the quarter-finals 6-3, 6-3

Australian Open 2021: Simona Halep admits 'little bit negative' in Serena Williams defeat

Simona Halep exited the Australian Open after shedding to Serena Williams within the quarter-finals. AP

Melbourne: World quantity two Simona Halep stated she must work on her on-court perspective after crashing out of the Australian Open to Serena Williams Tuesday.

The Romanian second seed got here up in opposition to a formidable and centered Williams on Rod Laver and was unable to match her within the baseline rallies, crashing out within the quarter-finals 6-3, 6-3.

She felt she was “not that far” away, however admitted the veteran American was “stronger within the vital moments”.

“She was very highly effective on the return. So, yeah, these lengthy rallies have been essential. However I am not that dissatisfied with myself,” stated the two-time Grand Slam winner.

“My perspective perhaps somewhat bit damaging the entire event, however I will work on this, and I’ll come again stronger with that.”

All through the opening Grand Slam of the 12 months the normally ice-cool Halep has let her frustrations bubble to the floor, admitting she had been “complaining somewhat bit an excessive amount of”.

“However tennis-way, I believe I did an excellent job,” stated the ultra-consistent 29-year-old, who’s at the moment in her 349th consecutive week inside the highest 10.

“I labored arduous within the low season and right here I may see how a lot I improved in some issues. So I am constructive on that, on tennis, and I’ve confidence.

“However I nonetheless need to work to get again within the fine condition mentally.”

Halep, who now plans to move house earlier than competing subsequent in Doha then Dubai, paid tribute to Williams, who moved a step nearer to an lengthy elusive twenty fourth Grand Slam title.

“She performed rather well, and undoubtedly she deserved to win tonight,” he stated.

“I felt like she’s shifting rather well… she’s working extra and she or he’s subsequent to the ball higher.”

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